Josh Dobbs Gives Kids Shopping Spree at Dick’s Sporting Goods

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Former Vol and current Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Josh Dobbs made a pit stop in Chattanooga Friday. He’s in town for his youth camp.

He gave a handful of select kids a shopping spree at Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Hamilton Place Mall.

Each kid received one hundred dollars to get shoes, balls, gloves, clothes, whatever they needed for their sport.

Dobbs helped each kid pick out what they wanted.

Said Dobbs:”Just gives the kids an opportunity to shop for athletic gear, and for some of them, this is their first opportunity. Like today, one kid had never had his foot sized. So he didn’t know what size shoe he needed. Some of them were getting their first football cleats. We had some girls of course in attendance getting some softball cleats getting ready for their upcoming season, so just a great opportunity to hang out with a small select few of the kids.”






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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama.

His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers.

Rick’s next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour’s annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami.

Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field.

If he’s not covering sports, he’s either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out.

What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills.

You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.













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